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's back. >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we're in the beginning of the second term, jason wu's second term. over the pan of 18 minutes, president obama made his vision of his second term crystal clear, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made
. >> when first lady michele obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> so take me to that moment, where she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs. that's me. >> who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret i have to say. in the previous administrations while there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20 designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame. so who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging versus a established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made. there are fittings and more fittings. the gowns are actually shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because these designers don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins made in her likeness tha
surprise it is for that designer because last year, jason wu's white, beautiful gown for the innag rati inauguration. he got 4 million hits on his website the next day. >> it puts the designer on the map. it really made him a star overnight. and it catapulted his business to the forefront. sudd suddenly, we saw the retailers in the front row of his shows. all of the magazine editors and newspaper reporters. it really puts them on the map globally. and it gives them great exposure. >> how would you compare michelle obama's style to other first ladies? >> i think she dresses to stand out. and she makes a statement with her style. and she uses it to express an emotional tether. >> we'll jump on the website tomorrow morning. kate betts, thanks so much. >>> and we'll be right back. >>> look at those crowds forming. diane sawyer is joining george in a few moments for complete coverage of president obama's second inauguration on this martin luther king jr. day. we will be on the air covering all of it throughout the day, live, on abc news and online at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! stay wit
, of course, on the dress and there it is, a ruby coloured chiffon and velvet dress designed by jason wu which was a bit of a surprise to fashion mavens. jason wu designed michelle obama's dress four years ago. there was some thinking it might go to another designer. and from large families trekking miles to witness history, to spirited entrepreneurs selling inaugural wears people braved the cold to taend the president's second inauguration in person. late today in inauguration official said the turnout was higher than estimated earlier. more than 800,000 and possibly as many as one million people. ray suarez wand there and he was our story. >> suarez: the crowd was eventually enormous. >> suarez: the crowd was eventually enormous. but there was no pushing, no shouting. people had the rest of a long morning to take their places on the national mall. >> programs! suarez: hawkers were selling, well, a little bit of everything. there were crowd control barriers and plenty of security but more last-minute directions. please and thank you than cross words. the mood overall was friendly, relaxed, ha
? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard. i'm a tomboy jock at heart but i like to look nice. >> reporter: tonya rivero in new york. >> i like the bangs. >> i do not. >> i like them, rob. it's a nice look, i think. and she's such a trendsetter. now bangs will be on trend. >> exactly. and the thing i like about the last time around, sh
>> in 2009 her one shouldered white chiffon inaugural ball gown made jason wu a household name. >> when she wore it his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the world's top designers to sketch their vision, calvin klein went for a dark edgy tapered look. lila rose scott a delicate lavender gown while tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation with looks for first daughters malia and sasha. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps ruffling feathers when she wore alexander mcqueen for a state dinner and a cardigan when she met the queen but she takes it in stride even as she becomes a fashion icon for the ages capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard, you know, i like to look nice. >> reporter: nice indeed. one thing is for sure the first lady is bound to shine and life for one lucky designer will never be the same. as for president obama, the men's wear company that designed his t
, so there was noel no element of surprise. >> one final question i have to ask you, jason wu, he designed a dress for her for the last ball, he was not well known and he became this guy that everyone wanted to wear, and he's a businessman. thom browne, is he going to be able to turn this -- is he going to be able to spread this? >> he already has. trust me. time will tell. >> these guys make tens of millions of dollars. a quick comment about erin's dress. >> i love erin's dress, i told her earlier, this is spectacular. >> i'm very honored. the guy is a creative director for elle. >> great to talk to you. >> the castro brothers will join us next. if i can remember which one is which. first, brad paisley playing right now at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i can see this world as i go ♪ outside my southern comfort zone ♪ ♪ your bisqcuits and your gravy♪ ♪ you have fed me you have saved me billy graham and martha white ♪ ♪ i can't become a drifter and i just can't wait to pack ♪ ♪ because i know the road i leave on it will always bring me back ♪ ♪ ♪ this m
forget that jason wu gown during the first inauguration. >> what she wears, there's always a certain pragmatism to it. it's never outrageous. it's never inappropriate. >> reporter: her frugal sensibility may endear her to most women, even down to her children. the green skirt sasha wore on election night, was first wore by malia in 2011. >> she is making a statement, that they are regular girls who are living exceptional lives. >> reporter: lives that will be on full display today. what will the girls and their mother wear? now, if yesterday was any indication, she will probably stay american. that blue dress and cardigan, reid croykof. and michael kors. will she go short or long for the inaugural ball? >> let's see if we can get some answers. joining us now, is kate bets, author of "everyday icon: michelle obama." and one of her favorite designers. thank you for being with us. do you have the answer? what is mrs. obama going to be wearing about? and will the bangs have imact on what she chooses? >> i don't have the answer. but i think she'll be wearing long. and i think the bangs ar
worn so far, it feels like it will be a bit more subdued from last time. >> that was a jason wu dress. >> it was the white jason wu dress. >> many designers people didn't know. do you think that's something she takes into account, that ability she has to give somebody a name? is she trying to spread the wealth a little bit to other designers? >> yeah. i think she's very smart in that she hasn't attached her name to one particular design house. and she has also, i think, recognized that the fashion industry is not just about the giant corporations. it's about small business owners. it's about female entrepreneurs. it's about young, immigrant entrepreneurs. and that really comes through on her choices. >> she does seem to try to do a mix of the everyday designers that any of us could have access to, and some of the higher end ones as well. >> absolutely. >> it's always good to have you here. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> coming up next, small town letter that made a big impression on president obama. what he wrote back right after this. miss, this seat's available. (sighs) this
: designers receive instant recognition. four years ago jason wu was a relative newcomer when michelle obama chose his direct but unlike faircloth wu didn't know until michelle obama appeared. >> i'm in chicago and then two months later she wore it. i was in my living room having pizza and then i -- i was with a couple of friends. i said i think that's my dress. >> reporter: wu's and faircloth's dresses are part of history with a permanent home. >> they're really a walking billboard for the american fashion industry and that the inaugural gown is a great time to showcase american fashion and american designers. >> reporter: the gowns date back to 1829. currently on display, roslyn carters from 1977. a dress she wore twice before wearing it a third time to her husband's inauguration. >> there were some people that were not happy with that and who criticized her for wearing a dress that she had worn before. >> reporter: why? >> i think partly it's new, it's special, you want the drama of something new. the country wants the drama of something new. >> reporter: the
designer jason wu. >> put him on the map. >> yes, my god. and people think she will do the same thing for somebody else, but she tends to pick michael kors and other american designers, but she got some guff from wear iing a british design to a state dinner. so i think that she will stick american. >> and where does she fall in fashion? >> number one as someone that you would want to dress like. any time she wears a j. crew sweater, it will sell out in minutes. and the same thing of what she wore on "the view" and obviously jackie kennedy number up with and then hillary clinton known for the pantsuit and barbara bush known nfor the pearls and michelle obama as fun and approachable and fashion forward and everyone wants to dress like that. >> that is how i am often referred to fashion forward and approachab approachable. i want to talk to you about the bangs that have become all of the talk as well, and what is your take on those sh. >> 49th birthday present and she wants to be more lively and youthful and she wanted to have the last inaugural and wants to be remembered by it. >> and i
that are not politics, but fashion. the dress that mrs. obama was wearing. a tweets -- michelle obama chose jason wu dress for inaugural ball. greenville, north carolina and thomas on the independent line. >> i thought it was a good inauguration. a good speech, he is a great orator. i think she could have done better with her dress. >> atlanta, georgia is next. and he and the democrats line. >> i thought it was very beautiful. her dress was beautiful. i think they are to youthful people. i. i am glad he was reelected. >> the president today signing the nominations of john kerry and jacob lew -- jack lew. john kerry will have his hearing later this week to be secretary of state. the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, testifying twice this week on the ben ghazi attack. let's go to gardiner, maine on our republican line. >> this is roberta. onto to say i thought obama's acceptance speech was absolutely brilliant. i think that susan collins -- i am very disappointed in my senator. >> when you say susan collins needs hearing aids, what did you hear from her after the speech question mark next >
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